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Did you know that almost 7% of the U.S. population is diagnosed with depression?
Clinical depression is a serious condition that negatively affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. In contrast to normal sadness, clinical depression is persistent, and significantly interferes with daily life. Untreated, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years; and if inadequately treated, depression can lead to other health-related issues. Symptoms include: a depressed mood most of the day, every day; diminished interest in daily activities; changes in appetite and sleeping patterns; fatigue; restlessness; anxiety; feelings of worthlessness or helplessness; difficulty concentrating; increased alcohol or drug use; thoughts of death or suicide.
My beautiful son Jonathon committed suicide on April 28th, 2010, after being diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. He was only 22. I love Jonathon so much and I feel it is my job as his mommy to make the ripple...
A Wall Street Journal article highlights Foundation Grantee Madhukar Trivedi, M.D., and a study he co-authored showing that when a mother’s depression is successfully treated, her children get progressively better, too...
Left images show localization of SNX27 (shown in green) and NeuN (shown in red) in the CA1 region of the hippocampus, the brain's learning and memory center. Right image shows superimposition of magnified region. (Credit: Courtesy of Kalyn Stern and Paul Slesinger, Salk Institute for Biological Studies)
NARSAD Investigator Makes Major Breakthrough in Understanding Brain Function
NARSAD Independent Investigator Louis-Eric Trudeau, Ph.D., and a team of researchers from the University of Montreal and McGill University...
Shahrdad Lotfipour, Ph.D., began studying the pharmacology of drugs of abuse as part of a United States Fulbright Fellowship. This led him to graduate studies at the University of California where he studied the...